Kitchen Revamp Week 1 ORC

Hey friends! Thanks for stopping by to see the beginning of our One Room Challenge project! Some of you may know we moved into our new construction- standard builder grade home 10 weeks ago. This is a home no one has lived in before but we did not get to build it (ie. pick out any finishes). When I first saw the kitchen I knew it didn't look like much at all but I could see so much potential shining through. Besides it's great overall bones, the open concept is my favorite aspect. With three little ones, I am in the kitchen the majority of my day (or at least it feels that way, am I right Mamas?) so it allows me to monitor everyone, help with homework, all while still being productive. 

Here are the photos from our walk through. Can you see the good bones too? 

Below is what we are planning on doing in this space. We've already purchased a fridge and replaced the range, hung new pendant lighting, and installed a back splash. During the six week ORC time frame we will replace the faucet and sink, install cabinet and drawer hardware, build a new hood and refrigerator surround, lighten counter tops, and style accents. 

I have been blessed with a handy husband! He is so sweet to to all the wood working I ask for. He's only once mentioned how the added re-sale value helps his motivation. ;)

I've compiled a gallery of inspiration images. I love these cool modern kitchens with just the perfect subtle touch of rustic, vintage. 

                                                 SOURCE: AMBER INTERIORS                                                               SOURCE: KASHAYA & CO INTERIORS

                                           SOURCE: MARIE FLANIGAN                                                                            SOURCE: STUDIO MCGEE


                                           SOURCE: BECKY OWENS                                                                         SOURCE: AMBER INTERIORS

You are totally swooning now aren't you? Me too! So here's hoping I can swing just an ounce of the style these designers have into this space! 
Thanks for stopping by, I can't wait to share more with you!!


  1. Great inspiration shots. Kuddos to the hubby for helping. My husband wants to kill me for doing another ORC!

  2. Love a good kitchen makeover and that inspiration kitchen with the marble backsplash ... GORGEOUS! Looking forward to following along!

  3. Your inspiration shots are all my kitchen dreams! Can't wait to see what you do - this is going to be gorgeous

  4. Big job for sure. Can't wait to see the final pics. I'm also doing a kitchen reno, not quite sure of my plan yet...I have 6 weeks right?! :)

  5. Can't wait to see! I know it will be gorgeous!!

  6. It' great to have a handy person around the house!

  7. It’s the perfect canvas for you to work your magic, and I love all of your inspiration images. It’s going to look amazing!!!


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